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The Good Student (2006)

Mr. Gibb (original title)
R | | Comedy | January 2006 (USA)
A unpopular high school teacher turns his life around after a student is kidnapped.

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Ron Gibb is a widower, solitary and depressed, teaching history at an upstate New York high school. He has a small crush on Ally, a cheerleader, which is noticed by another student and the janitor. After Ally breaks up with her boyfriend, Ron drops her off at home, and a few minutes later she's kidnapped. The police are alternately suspicious of Ron and baffled because there's no ransom demand. Her father, a used car salesman, turns it into a sales event. Ron confronts Ally's dad over his business practices and offers his own reward for her return. Who has her, and why? And will Ron eventually notice a neighbor who's been trying to get his attention? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Hallway student (Tom Bunker) is seen walking down the hall as Mr. Gibb walks by and acknowledges him. Split scene right after that you can see the hallway student again leaning up against a locker as Mr. Gibb goes by talking to one of the teachers. See more »

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Honest Phil Palmer: Next time take a dump on my face!
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failed quirkiness and not dark enough
1 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

Mr. Ronald Gibb (Tim Daly) is a depressed slovenly widowed high school history teacher. His students are bored. His neighbor Holly (Paula Devicq) is interested in him. He has a crush on popular cheerleader Ally Palmer (Hayden Panettiere). She's in a TV ad for her father (William Sadler)'s used car lot. Smart alec Amber (Sarah Steele) teases him about it. Ally breaks up with her boyfriend Brett and Gibb drives her home. Janitor Gabe (Dan Hedaya) notices them together. She gives him a kiss. Then she's kidnapped from her home. Amber publishes a picture of the kiss and Gibb is suspended from school.

The production is a bit weak. Director David Ostry doesn't have a compelling style. The movie tries to be quirky but mostly fails. It's also not dark enough. I follow this for the kidnapping mystery but not much else.


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